Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cuts in budget only for English hospitals under Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown continues to show his anti-English bias by cutting the budgets for English hospital building and equipment. See today's FT where Chris Giles and Nicholas Timmins say:

    Prompted by the tightness of the public finances, the new prime minister, who has placed the NHS as his “immediate priority”, cut the capital budget of the English NHS for 2007-08 from £6.2bn to £4.2bn. The move could delay the government’s hospital building and reconfiguration programme in England.

    However, Mr Brown avoided equivalent cuts to the Scottish and Welsh NHS budgets even though the funding formula for the UK nations suggests they should have shared the pain. That decision leaves him open to criticism that he favoured patients in his home country.
If only English politicians would stand up for England against this Scottish favouring government under Blair and now Brown then at least the cuts could have been shared - as they should be. The article points out that the cuts were slipped out under the radar in the March budget - how very Gordon.

This is a clear act of political malice that the Scottish Labour party and its English quislings thought no one would notice. Hazel Blears will no doubt be out protesting in her capacity as someone with no future parliamentary seat - if she dares under Gordon.

So Gordon is keeping his oath to favour Scotland ....

(Hat tip to Ex-Labour's comments on an Iain Dale post here ).


Maalie said...

Has Mr Cameron spelled yet out what he would do?

Man in a shed said...

I don't believe he has, but that isn't really surprising as;

1) We're in opposition and don't have full access to all the leavers and resources of government.
2) Gordon Brown tends to adopt anything we say that's popular - just for the sake of holding onto power.

Call an election - then we'll see. (The Brown bounce looks good in the polls - so what is he waiting for ?)

Anonymous said...

He and the Labour Party can't afford an election campaign ...until they can bill the taxpayer direct, that is.

Anonymous said...

Has Mr Cameron spelled yet out what he would do?

The blokes a stooge. He is only leader so he can continually hinder the tories. Can't you see that?
As for the one-eyed, fat bastard Brown, he's a complete $%^&!